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Area Presidency Assignments
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“Area Presidency Assignments,” Ensign, August 2019

Area Presidency Assignments

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Ensign Magazine, 2019/08 Aug

The First Presidency has announced that seven areas in the United States and Canada will be combined into three areas. This change as well as the following Area Presidency assignments will be effective August 1.

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, explained that Area Presidencies “focus on the specific needs of each region, providing counsel and direction to regional and local leaders.”

Africa Southeast

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Palmer, S. Mark

S. Mark Palmer

President

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Sitati, Joseph W.

Joseph W. Sitati

First Counselor

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Koch, Joni L.

Joni L. Koch

Second Counselor

Africa West

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Nash, Marcus B.

Marcus B. Nash

President

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Dube, Edward

Edward Dube

First Counselor

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Martinez, Hugo E.

Hugo E. Martinez

Second Counselor

Asia

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Evans, David F.

David F. Evans

President

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Meurs, Peter F.

Peter F. Meurs

First Counselor

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Elder David P. Homer Official Portrait

David P. Homer

Second Counselor

Asia North

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Choi, Yoon Hwan

Yoon Hwan Choi

President

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Takashi Wada Official Portrait

Takashi Wada

First Counselor

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L. Todd Budge

L. Todd Budge

Second Counselor

Brazil

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Aidukaitis, Marcos A.

Marcos A. Aidukaitis

President

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Parrella, Adilson de Paula

Adilson de Paula Parrella

First Counselor

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Costa, Joaquin E.

Joaquin E. Costa

Second Counselor

Caribbean

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Alonso, Jose L.

Jose L. Alonso

President

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Gavarret, Eduardo

Eduardo Gavarret

First Counselor

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Jorge M. Alvarado

Jorge M. Alvarado

Second Counselor

Central America

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Uceda, Juan A.

Juan A. Uceda

President

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Taylor, Brian K.

Brian K. Taylor

First Counselor

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Alan R. Walker

Alan R. Walker

Second Counselor

Europe

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Sabin, Gary B.

Gary B. Sabin

President

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De Feo, Massimo

Massimo De Feo

First Counselor

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Kopischke, Erich W.

Erich W. Kopischke

Second Counselor

Europe East

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Golden, Christoffel Jr.

Christoffel Golden

President

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Hans T. Boom

Hans T. Boom

First Counselor

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Samaykin, Alexey V.

Alexey V. Samaykin*

Second Counselor

Mexico

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Valenzuela, Arnulfo

Arnulfo Valenzuela

President

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Pino, Rafael D.

Rafael E. Pino

First Counselor

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Pingree, John C. Jr.

John C. Pingree Jr.

Second Counselor

Middle East/Africa North

Administered from Church headquarters

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Perkins, Anthony D.

Anthony D. Perkins

President

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Kacher, Larry S.

Larry S. Kacher

First Counselor

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Jeffrey H. Singer

Jeffrey H. Singer*

Second Counselor

North America Central

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Nielsen, S. Gifford

S. Gifford Nielsen

President

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Wong, Chi Hong (Sam)

Chi Hong (Sam) Wong

First Counselor

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Matthew L. Carpenter Official Portrait

Matthew L. Carpenter

Second Counselor

North America Northeast

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Bennett, Randall K.

Randall K. Bennett

President

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Haynie, Allen D.

Allen D. Haynie

First Counselor

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Bassett, W. Mark

W. Mark Bassett

Second Counselor

North America Southeast

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Martino, James B.

James B. Martino

President

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Stanfill, Vern P.

Vern P. Stanfill

First Counselor

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Montoya, Hugo

Hugo Montoya

Second Counselor

North America Southwest

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Pieper, Paul B.

Paul B. Pieper

President

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Ochoa, Adrian

Adrián Ochoa

First Counselor

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Elder Kyle S. McKay Official Portrait

Kyle S. McKay

Second Counselor

North America West

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Pearson, Kevin W.

Kevin W. Pearson

President

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Whiting, Scott D.

Scott D. Whiting

First Counselor

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Klebingat, Jorg

Jörg Klebingat

Second Counselor

Pacific

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Ardern, Ian S.

Ian S. Ardern

President

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Nattress, K. Brett

K. Brett Nattress

First Counselor

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Yamashita, Kazuhiko

Kazuhiko Yamashita

Second Counselor

Philippines

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Schmutz, Evan A.

Evan A. Schmutz

President

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Taniela B. Wakolo

Taniela B. Wakolo

First Counselor

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Elder Steven R. Bangerter Official Portrait

Steven R. Bangerter

Second Counselor

South America Northwest

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Falabella, Enrique R.

Enrique R. Falabella

President

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Zeballos, Jorge F.

Jorge F. Zeballos

First Counselor

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Mathias Held Official Portrait

Mathias Held

Second Counselor

South America South

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De Hoyos, Benjamin

Benjamín De Hoyos

President

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Bragg, Mark A.

Mark A. Bragg

First Counselor

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Elder Juan Pablo Villar Official Portrait

Juan Pablo Villar

Second Counselor

Utah

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Christensen, Craig C.

Craig C. Christensen

President

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Funk, Randy D.

Randy D. Funk

First Counselor

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Gonzalez, Walter F.

Walter F. González

Second Counselor

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